Jackson County is in the process of conducting a water influence study to evaluate the hydrology and hydraulics of the Sparks Foundation County Park watershed. This comprehensive study will help quantify water levels and flows both above and below the ground surface. The watershed has been mapped in an effort to understand how precipitation flows into the lagoons, and an array of monitoring wells have been installed to record ground water levels. The goal of the study is to evaluate hydrologic flows, trends, and interactions between surface and ground water systems, and to evaluate how they influence the water levels of the ponds and lagoons throughout the park.
Throughout the duration of the study, the County has been working with officials from the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy. County officials are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 5-6 pm at the Urban Fishery “My Five” Shelter, to discuss the study and resident concerns. A webinar is also being held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 12-1 pm for those that are not able to attend in person. Please scan the QR code below for more information.